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Collecting Responses for Thesis Project - Last Question - Your Help is Appreciated!! 
Oct. 22, 2013 12:27 pm 
Updated: Oct. 26, 2013 6:54 pm
Hi Everyone,

As I have previously mentioned, I am a graduate student working with a spice company for my thesis project, which is a full-scale marketing research study. My project pertains to online purchases of food-based products.

If you could submit a brief answer, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)

Here's the FINAL question:  What are the types of food that you buy online?
Oct. 22, 2013 12:51 pm
I buy gluten free things that I can't get in my area and also sometimes spices and vanilla pods.
Oct. 22, 2013 1:51 pm
I have purchased spices online and k-cups for my Keurig coffee machine. (I'm not sure that counts, but I buy them!) :)
Oct. 22, 2013 2:18 pm
I buy spices online and it now seems if I want to continue using a certain type of flour I may have to buy it online.
Oct. 22, 2013 4:46 pm
i won't be much help- i don't buy any food products online. id rather handle the product in my hands
Oct. 22, 2013 7:25 pm
I have a problem buying anything on line! Old school....
Oct. 23, 2013 4:20 am
I had to really think on this one. The only time I have ordered food online (and I am sure I can count on one hand) is candy. I bought special lolipops for one of my sons b-days. And v-day candy from a special store in Pittsburg PA!
Oct. 23, 2013 6:00 am
Spices and extracts that aren't found in the grocery store are the only things I purchase online. Good luck with your thesis!
Oct. 23, 2013 6:26 am
I order glaced fruit every year for my Christmas baking-the stuff in the stores is terrible! Also, I like to browse the British food sites, I try things I'm not familiar with or that I have read about.
Oct. 23, 2013 6:53 am
Spices, vanilla beans, flour, K-cups, hard to find items in my area such as Duck fat, organic and GMO free Lecithin, pure oils, extracts, flavorings, bulk nuts, high fiber foods like Chia bran and inulin powder.
Oct. 23, 2013 7:58 am
I have items that I regularly purchase auto-shipped on a schedule. Some of these items are coffee (sent from Kona), certain non-GMO items that are difficult to buy in-store, tea, organic items (not because I can't buy them locally, but because buying online saves money) and pet food. I have all of these items on scheduled shipments, as it saves hassle as well as money.
Oct. 23, 2013 8:27 am
Fudge & fruitcake from a monks abbey - and hard sausages & cheese from a popular holiday company
Oct. 23, 2013 12:24 pm
The only food I've ever bought online was candy, and it was for all my neices and nephews for christmas last year. But I would buy baking supplies and hard to find things I suppose.
Oct. 23, 2013 12:29 pm
I buy food through Amazon and Walmart for a disabled friend in another city. She can only afford basic food since she only has only $600 a month fron social security to live on. My sister and I order food to be shipped that she would not be able to buy for herself. Only problem is the volume of food you have to purchase at one time. Twelve cans of chili is a little much but at least it will keep. She would like some Ranch Style Beans but I will have to ship myself since she has asked that I not send 12 cans. She has space limitations. Would be a great online business for someone I would think -
Oct. 23, 2013 12:58 pm
The only food I have ever purchased online is food storage type foods. Like freeze dryed and dehydrated foods that I cannot buy locally.
Oct. 23, 2013 2:47 pm
I have never bought foods online.
Oct. 23, 2013 2:56 pm
Wait - I did buy figs online years back - you can not find them in Minnesota
Oct. 23, 2013 2:56 pm
Fresh figs
Oct. 23, 2013 3:06 pm
That was from Harry & David but DH just reminded me that years ago we did also order meat from Omaha Steaks -
Oct. 23, 2013 3:18 pm
I buy steaks, coffee, wine, candy, things hard to find in local stores (like kosher jello), bulk cinnamon sticks which are Dramatically cheaper online.
Oct. 23, 2013 3:22 pm
I order a lot of items I cannot get in my local area, Vegemite for my Australian husband as well as gift packages for our family in Alaska. Spices, candy, microwave pork rinds, seasoned oils, specialty condiments and items for making our own gift packages.
Oct. 23, 2013 5:22 pm
I ordered my whole grocery list from Peapod when I was on bedrest during a pregnancy, but I'm not sure that's the same thing. I have ordered steaks from Omaha several times (some for us, sometimes for family in other states), a frozen lasagna dinner for my grandfather, holiday themed candy from Oriental Trading, fruit and chocolate (usually in the form of a gift basket from a floral site or other website).
Oct. 23, 2013 6:06 pm
I have only bought spices on line.
Oct. 23, 2013 10:38 pm
Spices that are difficult to find (ex: types of cinnamon); bulk spices - organic from Frontier (ex: different types of sesame seeds, poppy seeds); Asian foods that are difficult to find (ex: sauces, different types of curry paste). Sometimes food gifts - delicious pears from H&D, petite fours.
Oct. 24, 2013 5:03 am
Coffee from New Orleans, Alligator & Crawfish from SW Louisiana, Honey Wine Vinegar from Utah & Maple Syrup from Vermont are my standard orders. Sometimes I will order a hard to find spice or sauce but that is about it.
Oct. 24, 2013 6:58 am
Unique teas. I buy from the Mighty Leaf site and occasionaly Teavania online as the store in the Mall of America has been less than satisfactory for me.
Oct. 24, 2013 10:59 am
Spices, vanilla beans, specialty foods like German sausages, gifts like a gourmet salt assortment or chocolate, something from a restaurant out of state that I like (such as a sauce or rub).
Oct. 24, 2013 1:26 pm
I have bought extracts and sauce mixes online - I've found that most online groceries are more expensive than I can find in traditional stores.
Oct. 24, 2013 4:11 pm
I buy things that I cant find in my town... our favorite marinate and spicy pickles. Also around the holidays fancy treats for entertaining.
Oct. 24, 2013 5:49 pm
I buy various flours, vanilla, carnation instant drink, spices, dehydrated refried beans, mixed nuts, all online.
Oct. 24, 2013 6:19 pm
I typically just buy anything that I can't find locally like sauces or marinades. I do bake a lot so I also buy special baking chips or flavorings.
Oct. 24, 2013 7:51 pm
The only foods I buy online are spices and some baking/decorating items (we don't have a cake decorating store.
Oct. 25, 2013 12:25 am
Food used to decorate cakes and cookies. Colorings, sprinkles, etc.
Oct. 25, 2013 7:41 am
SAF yeast, stevia, canned butter, freeze dried foods and dehydrated foods, food gift baskets at Christmas. FYI; I look for companies that offer free shipping.
Oct. 25, 2013 12:08 pm
I buy all kinds of food online. I live in a small town and sometimes cannot find things locally so I turn to and often use their subscribe-n-save program. I also buy specialty foods online and I have several relatives who enjoy food gifts which I purchase online and have shipped directly to the recipient. I have never had a problem, even with fresh seafood which I have also ordered several times.
Oct. 25, 2013 2:47 pm
Starbucks coffee products including pumpkin syrup and mocha, also K cups.
Oct. 25, 2013 5:11 pm
Imported groceries! Stuff I can't get at Kroger or Whole Foods. Kewpie dressings, for exsample. Sometimes, I send food as gifts. Baskets full of Texas-grown Pecan baskets to my friends in other states. Good luck with your thesis!
Oct. 25, 2013 6:19 pm
Organic and non GMO foods that are over priced in my area or not easily found.
Oct. 26, 2013 10:49 am
Horlicks malted milk tablets...from Vermont Country Store. Had them sent to a midwest cousin since we enjoyed them so much as the 1930's.
Oct. 26, 2013 1:14 pm
Senseo coffee pods, Buddy Almond Butter, Zoom cereal, dried bell peppers, dried mushrooms, dried chives, dried celery and spices. These are for my pantry. Also order food gifts to be delivered at Christmas time.
Oct. 26, 2013 2:04 pm
I buy ethnic foods unavailable in Northwest Kansas, (nearest large stores are 50+ miles away) I buy tahini 6 jars at a time, red lentils in bulk, and garam masala online.
Oct. 26, 2013 6:54 pm
Fancy chocolates as gifts for friends and family. Or rare spices I can't find in my rural location.
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